US Open day 8 recap: Serena Williams and Azarenka in a vintage rivalry

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US Open day 8 recap: Serena Williams and Azarenka in a vintage rivalry

At the US Open 2020 Serena Williams can rekindle an old rivalry, the one with the revived Victoria Azarenka, again protagonist of the WTA Tour after the resumption of competitions. The two women's singles stars could face off in the bottom-half semi-final if they can outrun their opponents in the quarterfinals, Pironkova and Mertens.

In men's singles Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev could suffer the same fate as Serena and Victoria: their paths could cross in the bottom-half semifinal, if they can beat Rublev and De Minaur in the quarters. In addition, one of Thiem and Medvedev is now the favorite for the final victory of the US Open 2020.

After the sensational disqualification, Novak Djokovic defended the line judge from attacks on social media. Insults and accusations aimed at the woman who was forced to make her social media accounts private. Through his social media Novak Djokovic made a post a few hours ago in which, avoiding talking about this social attack, he underlined how much the woman was innocent and remembered to help her.

Here are his specific words: "Dear my fans, thank you all for your messages. Please also remind you that the linesman who was hit by the ball needs the support of the community. She hasn't done anything wrong. I ask for your support for these moments.

Together we are stronger. Europe, I'm on my way!"

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Alexander Zverev also expressed his opinion on Djokovic's US Open issue: "It's a shame what happened. He hit the ball and was so unfortunate to hit the touch judge.

There is a rule and I think the supervisor did her job. It was bad luck for Novak. If he hit her from the other side, she would have ended up somewhere else. We're talking about an inch of difference and nothing would have happened.

a lot more I can say. The referees have done their job. I'm in a bit of a shock, to tell you the truth. " Talking about Djokovic, here are the fines relating to the fine that the organizers of the US Open have imposed on the Serbian tennis player.

Not only was the ball hitting the line judge to be punished, but also the Serbian's decision to skip the post-match press conference: the first gesture cost him $ 10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, $ 7,500 for absence.

in the press room The first news on Roland Garros 2020 is coming: Bernard Giudicelli proudly announced that Roland-Garros will be the first tournament to have the privilege of welcoming the public, obviously meaning from the resumption and forgetting the other events that have seen fans in the stands applauding . Doors open, then. The crowd will have a capacity of around 11,500 for each day of the tournament.